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Lood de Jager out for rest of the year


Netwerk24 has broke the news this afternoon that Springbok lock and Bulls captain will undergo surgery and will be out for the rest of the year.

This is bad news for Rassie Erasmus as well but luckily we have enough locks in the country at the moment.

It was initially though he will only be out for a few weeks.

It is really sad to see players get injured in a World Cup year but that is part of the game.

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  1. I just hope PsdT is not pushed to lock again. Lood was actually getting back to his best, which would have been great for the Boks. Hope he recovers completely, but it does raises fears about the other WC “must-haves”, like Vermeulen, Pollard, Willie, Faf,…

  2. My squad are also getting shape

    A must for me: Vermeulen, Pollard, Jesse Kriel, Faf, Willie, RG Snyman, Etzebeth, Marx, Brits, Am, Coenie and PSDT.

    The rest will come

  3. Lood de Jagr became a STAR & a Springbok with the Cheetahs.
    Now this.
    ZeeBulls is the skeleton coast to rugby union players.

  4. They expect him to be back in June, in time for the RC but that is pushing it for inclusion to world cup

  5. @Jacques Nortier:

    Another must is Kitshoff and Bismarck (if uninjured)

    Personally, I’d always choose Bismarck ahead of Brits for physicality, breakdowns, line outs, scrums, experience. He is by far a superior player. Brits is an exciting player with ball in hand, but that’s not the primary job of a Hooker.

  6. Welsh – Sorry mate – got to disagree with you. For me Brits 100% rather than Bismark. Brits has all the skills that can be needed and brings loads of expierience and calmness. A down to earth guy that doesn’t let things go to his – unlike other people mentioned.

    What I really hope Rassie does though is bring back Francois Steyn and Serfontein. They are MILES better than Die Ellendig.


  7. @Methos The French Bull(Former Stormer – Fire WAKEFIELD):

    Lets agree to disagree re the Brits vs Bsmrck debate. You’ve probably got more credibility yourself as it is being a semi pro and having a full pro as a boet.

    I have to agree with you re Frans Steyn and Serfontein though, problem is, at who’s white arse expense do we bring those two extra pale faces in. Rassie needs to achieve 50%.

    Kriel is a good 13, finding his form nicely.

    As I said on a previous thread, Transformation AA and BEE are nice worded synonyms for “embracing mediocrity”, because in such an even more than ever competitive environment, you’ll never succeed if you don’t have the luxury of selection based solely on merit.

    Ideal world would have been Marx, Bismarck and Brits as our Hooker for the worldcup.

    Same with Frans, Serfontein and Kriel.

    With a bit of luck, we might get to the semis (at a push) but not beyond the semis as long as there are any political agendas in the background.

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